Double line between Coimbatore North and Irugur to be commissioned

Southern Railway has announced change in train services on August 12, 15, 16, 18 and 19 in view of the commissioning of the double line between Coimbatore North and Irugur.

Some trains that originate or terminate at the Coimbatore railway station will run via Coimbatore-Podanur-Irugur instead of Coimbatore-Pilamedu-Irugur. These trains (with dates) are as follows: 2676 Coimbatore-Chennai Kovai Express (August 12), 2675 Chennai-Coimbatore Kovai Express, 2676 Coimbatore-Chennai Kovai Express, 2647 Coimbatore-Nizamuddin Kongu Express, 6610 Coimbatore-Nagercoil Express, 2672 Mettupalayam-Chennai Nilagiri Express and 2674 Coimbatore-Chennai Cheran Express (all on August 15), 2680 Coimbatore-Chennai Intercity Express, 2084 Coimbatore-Mayiladuthurai Jan Shatabdi Express, 1014 Coimbatore-Lokamanya Tilak Terminus Express, 2676 Coimbatore-Chennai Kovai Express, 6610 Coimbatore-Nagercoil Express, 2672 Mettupalayam-Chennai Nilagiri Express, 2674 Coimbatore-Chennai Cheran Express (all on August 16), and 2675 Chennai-Coimbatore Kovai Express, 2676 Coimbatore-Chennai Kovai Express (August 18).

Southern Railway said some of the trains passing through Coimbatore will run via Podanur-Irugur without touching Coimbatore. However, Railways have given a stoppage to these trains at Podanur, instead of Coimbatore junction.

The trains that have been given stoppage at Podanur with the dates are as follows: 6318 Jammu-Tawi Kanyakumari Express, 3351 Dhanbad/Tata- Alappuzha Express, 6324 Shalimar-Thiruvananthapuram Express, 2677 Bangalore-Ernakulam Intercity Express, 3352 Alappuzha-Tata/Dhanbad Express, 6328 Thiruvananthapuram-Korba Express and the 7229 Kochuveli-Hyderabad Express on August 12.

On August 15, 6688 Jammu Tawi-Mangalore Express, 3351 Dhanbad/Tata- Alappuzha Express, 6310 Patna-Ernakulam Express, 6310 Patna-Ernakulam Express, 2677 Bangalore-Ernakulam Express, 2508 Guwahati-Ernakulam Express, 3352 Alappuzha-Tata/Dhanbad Express, 2678 Ernakulam-Bangalore Intercity Express, 2512 Thiruvanthapuram-Gorakhpur Express, 7229 Kochuveli-Hyderabad Express, 6382 Kanyakumari-Mumbai CST Express, 2625 Thiruvananthapuram-New Delhi Kerala Express, 2515 Thiruvananthapuram-Guwahati Express and 6525 Kanyakumari-Bangalore Express will stop at Podanur.

2659 Nagercoil-Shalimar Express, 2696 Thiruvananthapuram-Chennai Express, 6866 Ernakulam-Nagore Tea Garden Express, 6628 Mangalore-Chennai West Coast Express, 3352 Alappuzha-Tata/Dhanbad Express, 2678 Ernakulam-Bangalore Intercity Express, 6328 Thiruvananthapuram-Korba Express, 7229 Kochuveli-Hyderabad Express, 6382 Kanniyakumari-Mumbai CST Express, 2625 Thiruvananthapuram-New Delhi Kerala Express, 6309 Ernakulam-Patna Express and 6525 Kanyakumari-Bangalore Express will stop at Podanur on August 16.

3351 Dhanbad/Tata-Alappuzha Express, 2677 Bangalore-Ernakulam Intercity Express, 3352 Alappuzha-Tata/Dhanbad Expres, 2678 Ernakulam-Bangalore Intercity Express, 2512 Thiruvananthapuram-Gorakhpur Express and 7229 Kochuveli-Hyderabad Express will stop at Podanur on August 18.

On August 19, 6318 Jammu Tawi-Kanyakumari Express and 6328 Thiruvananthapuram-Korba Express will stop at Podanur.

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